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5th and eric cantor says if at first you don't succeed, try, try again with the same ideas that didn't work in the first place. >> in a letter today eric is going to be delivering an address to the american enterprise institute on the direction of the message of the republican party. >> eric cantor will be outlining a new agenda for his party today. >> we have not explained why we take the positions that we do. >> we obviously have to expand our appeal. >> we have to stop being the stupid party. >> explaining why we're doing what we're doing. >> what we've got here -- >> what this is about is about making sure that we can express why we're doing what we're doing. >> i think the sequester is going to happen. >> failure to the communicate. >> just tweaking and rebranding. >> the idea that more and more able-bodied people are becoming dependent upon the government. >> they do not make us a nation of takers. they free us. >> listen, i think we learned a lot of lessons from the last election. >> we're losing! ♪ >> we begin this afternoon with the clash of two statements, one delivered b
show" from new york. eric cantor has a new tube of lipstick, but it's the same old pig. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> our solutions will be based on the conservative principles of self-reliance, faith in the individual, trust in family, and accountability in government. >> the new and improved republican party takes another crack at repackaging bad ideas for america. tonight, i'll take eric cantor's speech apart, word by word. >>> house republicans reveal their plan to reform immigration. it's not a path to citizenship. it's a path to permanent underclass. >> mr. issa is recognized for five minutes. >> i'll have all the latest on today's big hearing. >>> plus, an explosive new document obtained by nbc news reveals the united states government's justification for killing american citizens without due process. tonight, greenwald, lawrence korb, and joan walsh on the obama administration's constitutional drone crisis. >>> and just when you thought republicans were done planning to steal elections, you will not believe the stunt they are about to pull in pennsylvania. good to
to the middle. >> aimed at producing results. >> eric cantor, 4.0. >> extreme makeover edition. >> i think we learned a lot of lessons from the last election. >> they're tone deaf. >> they're getting killed. >> some significant candidate quality problems. >> we need to change our rhetoric. >> he is talking about the tone. >> there is no desire for any opposition. >> we have to show our ideas are better at fighting poverty. >> the ideas are better at solving health care. >> health care, education, job growth. >> it will get worse even from this point. >> humane rhetoric? is it enough? >> cantor appeared to move to the middle. >> our house republican majority stands ready. >> calling for immigration reform, big day for immigration. >> time to provide an opportunity. >> it is going to get worse for legal residents and citizenship. >> providing citizenship and a path for legalization. >> for those who were brought to this country as children. >> is the gop learning its lesson on immigration. >> eric cantor is worried about his own political future. >> that shows how lost they all feel. >> it is g
this problem? well, today in washington house majority leader eric cantor tried something, and he does this from time to time, as he tries to be taken seriously as a leader of his party, or at least as a potential leader of his party. in 2010, eric cantor launched his young guns thing. young guns, presumably to try to supplant the old guns in the party. he then launched something called cut and grow so you at home could set the republican party's agenda instead of the old guys in the party who are setting the party's agenda. in 2009 he launched something called the national council for a new america to tap outside the beltway ideas for the republican party's agenda. sadly, the pizza parlor that he chose for that launch event for his big outside the belt initiative was a pizza parlor that literally was inside the beltway. you see, the beltway is not just a metaphor for things around washington. the beltway is a freeway around the d.c. area that defines that area. and mr. cantor's outside the beltway pizza parlor excitement was actually well inside that freeway loop. and that actually wa
, later today, majority leader eric cantor expected to give a major policy address to rebrand the house gop and put a softer touch on the gop's slash and burn priorities. now, it's something that politico is calling cantor 4.0. >> listen, i think we learned a lot of lessons from the last election. and what i would like to see us do, and what i'll talk about today, is really explaining and demonstrating why we are for the things that we're for. >> i want to begin the hour talking about immigration, both on capitol hill and the white house. and joining me to do that from the white house is nbc news correspondent, kristen welker. so, kristen, nbc's first read is talking about and describing this as flooding the zone. but john boehner really refusing to endorse the path to citizenship that's been talked about. so what's the strategy as we go down the wire here? we have just one week to go until the state of the union. >> reporter: well, thomas, the strategy is for the president to try to define and set the tone of the issues that are being discussed, before congress can do it. and as you po
shouldn't. today it was eric cantor's turn. the young dick nixon of the gop house is now saying he wants change. trouble is what he's said before and where he talked today. the super hawk of the party gave his manifesto at the city's nonprofit war room, the american enterprise institute. what he came out for, some new dedegree that colleges have to conduct employment surveys to say what jobs there are for history majors, english majors, you name it. i guess he wants to cut down on these people taking liberal subjects in college that allow you to think and express yourself. he sounds like he wants the federal government to have become a helicopter mom hovering over all of us. and they say democrats are intervening in people's live. what will republicans do next to try to deflect from their history of starting unnecessary wars, chasing minorities and others from the polling places. being hawkish and undemocratic are not exactly great recruiting posters. let's face it. helping me to explain the latest republican face lift are john feehery and dee dee myers. we'll start with this. we know ka
he added his event around the same time eric cantor delivered a speech. gop leaders were clear they want specific cuts and no new tax cuts. >> there's no greater moral imperative than to reduce the debt. >> white house officials have been specific, including about $350 billion in medicare cuts. when asked why the president did not meet the it will for unveiling his new budget for the third straight year, spokesman jay carney blamed republicans saying fiscal cliff talks delayed it. >> part of what the president talked about just in recent days is that we need to get beyond this situation where we're governing, especially with regards to our fiscal and economic matters in a state of constant crisis. >> a group of literal house democrats came out today and said they want not just new taxes but new spending as part of this deal. a side both parties are far apart with a deadline looming. >> thank you. we'll get more from majority leader can tar in a live interview layer. home prices jumped in december 8.3%, the biggest surge in 6.5 years. that led to a good day on wall street. the d
. >> jennifer: grad to have you here. your colleague, house majority leader eric cantor, and he softened his stand on immigration when it comes to children. he said it is time to provide an opportunity for at least legal residence and citizenship for those who were brought to this country as children and know no another home. are you saying that republicans are open to immigration reform but in reality they are not. >> here's what i think. i think we had a republican party a few short months ago ran a presidential campaign on the platform that sb 1070 in arizona, the anti-immigrant law in arizona should be the model used in all 49 states. it also said in their platform that the way you deal with undocumented workers in this country is that they should self-deport. go home, back your bag and leave. leave hinds your businesses, children and the decades you've been here, many of them. but what is really curious that romney said he would veto the dream act. if he were president of the united states. i thanked eric cantor and i'm happy to hear eric cantor. what he said was i will support a pathwa
it comes to the sequester budget cut. and eric cantor says the spending cut sequester is going through. i will talk to mr. cantor in a little while. the u.s. and global stock market continues. japan is up 32%. first up this evening, neither snow nor rain nor saturday. the post master general today announcing the postal service will stop saturday letter deliveries. take a listen. >> a typical large organization would have either cash on hand or borrowing ability. two months worth of cash to cover operating costs. in october this year the postal service had less than four days of cash on hand. that's a scary situation. it's no situation that a business should be in. >> all right. sounds like it's time to close up shop all together and privatize the post office. four days of cash. imagine b that. let's talk about the story. dan greenhouse from btig. guy benson's political editor and david avella from go pack. dan, i want to begin with you, my post master general tonight. i think don is a good guy. he's been trying to do stuff for a while. it's congress that won't let him. is that more or les
, as we saw with eric cantor coming out, rebranding or wanting to rebrand the republican party and where they're starting. it seems as if this message is one that we've heard before but from a different person. take a look. >> well, it starts by making sure that everyone in america gets a fair shot at success. >> our goal is to ensure that every american has a fair shot to earn success. >> that's why immigrants from around the world historically have flocked to our shores. >> that hope led generation of immigrants to risk everything to endure a tough journey to come to our shores. >> we should be giving people the chance to get new skills and training. >> as job markets are emerging, more skills and training are needed. >> so the rebranding is about going to pre-election speeches and drafting those as your own now post-election for eric cantor? >> it's amazing, because "fair shot" has been such a signature phrase for barack obama. he's been using it for over a year. so it really was striking to hear eric cantor literally lifting lines from barack obama. i guess what the republican party
, budget, guns, but the approaches were different. house majority leader eric cantor, for instance, sees room for republican compromise on immigration. >> one of the great founding principles of our country was that children would not be punished for the mistakes of their parents. and it is time to provide an opportunity for legal residence and citizenship for those who were brought to this country as children and who know no other home. gwen: speaking at a democrats' retreat yesterday, president obama also turned his attention to fissures within his own party. >> bottom line is this, people. we got a lot of work to do. what we've learned over the last four years, at least what i've learned over the last four years is that it won't be smooth. it won't be simple. there will be frustrations. there will be times where you guys are mad at me and i'll occasionally read about it. gwen: bottom line, people, they're all laughing about being mad at the president. that only happens once every four years. so are the strategies we're beginning to see emerge on both sides? >> absolutely. one of the t
. >>> america, this is what losing looks like. president obama has eric cantor rebranding the gop again. but he kind of sounds like someone else i know. >>> and one week from the state of the union we go inside the obama strategy to sell his agenda. >>> plus there are lots of ways to make change. actress and activist diane carroll is one of them. the first black woman to star in her own primetime tv series joins me live. big show coming from los angeles. stay with us. ♪ >>> have you joined the "politicsnation" conversation on facebook yet? we hope you will. today many shared their thoughts on trayvon martin. today would have been his 18th birthday. cynthia says happy birthday, trayvon. a life taken too early. bonnie says my heart goes out to his family on this day. tony says may he and this nation's many victims of gun violence rest in peace. may the rest of us fight for return to neighborliness and sanity in the usa. i agree, tony. we'd like to have you share your thoughts with us too. please head over to facebook and search "politicsnation" and like us to join the conversation that keeps go
and in the agricultural industry. >> this morning, eric cantor was on some of the shows, and he would not commit to supporting the rubio bipartisan plan. let me read you an excerpt from the speech he's giving today. "we must balance respect for the rule of law and respect for those waiting to enter this country legally with care for people and families, most of whom just want to make a better life and contribute to america." do you take from that statement some possible movement? >> i feel very encouraged by his statement. and i was so glad that he was part of the eight group of bipartisan senators that came up with a framework. i think this is a great step forward. >> we also saw the pictures a little bit earlier of janet napolitano. she was on the u.s./mexican border. and as you know, there were a lot of republicans who were saying that these changes need to be tied to tougher border security. let me get your take on that and what you think can and should happen. >> well, let me say that more money has been put into border security than all the other federal law enforcement agencies combined.
, not moving towards the center on this issue. eric cantor seems to be changing his song a little bit, and the hearings themselves would seem to indicate a party that wants to reform itself in ernest on reform. >> after the bipartisan agreement on the senate to a pathway to citizenship that was endorsed by marco rubio of all people, the onus is really on what the house of representatives will do. >> house speaker john boehner, he had three occasions. he declined to endorse a pathway to citizenship overtly. that doesn't mean he won't support it in the future, but he just sort of said, look, we need to set in the house to come together and work their will with legislation. what i can tell you is there's a bipartisan group in the house of representatives that is trying to craft literal legislation as we speak. what's the difference from that from what the senate was doing last week? well, the senate sort of had a framework of where they wanted to go. the house will have little legislation that will he they feel will be acceptable to both sides that perhaps would contain a pathway to citi
of the union speech, the number two republican in the house is making over the gop message. eric cantor speaks to the american enterprise institute about 90 minutes from now. this morning he spoke exclusively with our dana bash. dana, i want to bring you in on this. eric cantor is not the first republican to shake up his party and give a new direction. there's a brand new poll that shows president obama has a 70% approval rating among hispanics, are republicans listening more to that than eric cantor or a little of both? >> reporter: a little of both. i think if you ask eric cantor they are not mutually exclusive. a big part of why he will give this speech is because republicans understand what happened in the last election. which is that they got the majority of white men, that's about it. but interestingly enough, when it comes to immigration, we have seen big movement on the senate side, especially among republicans. but still house republican leaders, including eric cantor, they are still very cautious, when it comes to immigration reform that includes a path so citizenship. listen to what
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, yes, we've got policies that will help you. >> eric cantor, house majority leader, is the number two ranking republican in the house. speaker john boehner being number one. majority leader cantor made a major appeal to his party this week. namely, republicans revamp. three months ago the gop failed to win the white house with mitt romney as its candidate. the party also lost seats in the senate and in the house. one reason, the u.s. fiscal woes. debt and deficits. they were drums pounded hard by republicans during the 2012 election. on tuesday in an address at the american enterprise institute in washington, majority leader cantor declared that while these economic issues are crucial, republicans ought to have widened the lens beyond economics, finance, ports, et cetera. >> i would like to focus really on what lies beyond the fiscal debate. i mean, let's face it. it's gotten a lot tougher to raise a family in america. and our goal has got to be to eliminate this doubt gripping our nation's families, and to restore their hope and confidence. >> cantor cites gop proposals that will boo
and all of those families. >> thank you. >> thank you. >>> up next, is eric cantor moving to the middle on immigration reform? >> one of the great founding principles of our country was that children would not be punished for the mistakes of their parents. >> so we've got new details on how congressman cantor may be trying to repair his brand. will it work? >>> but first, there's a lot going on today. here's some things we thought you should know. new jersey senator menendez denying allegations he engaged with prostitutes in the dominican republic. he broke his silence for the first time last night speaking with reporters. >> the smears, the smears, that right-wing blogs have been pushing since the election and that is totally unsubstantiated. it's amazing to me that anonymous, nameless, faceless individuals on a website can drive that type of story into the mainstream but that's what they've done successfully. >> a conservative blogger on the website redstate.com says the tea party, quote, has become a cancer and is calling for the tea party movement to dump the name and rebrand. the b
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